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Joshua Kuttuny: I will not betray my community, I am in Jubilee temporarily

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 09:41 | By
Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny says he will not betray his community. PHOTO: C

Cherangany Constituency Member of Parliament Joshua Kutuny has said he will not betray his community in next year's General Elections.

Speaking at Biribiriet, Kutuny, who is also Jubilee party Deputy Secretary-General, said he will follow the direction taken by the Kalenjin community.

"Elders told me never turn your back on the community, I Kutuny will not betray my community," he said.

The eloquent lawmaker said he is dancing to the tune of the Jubilee Party until an ideal time comes when he will reconsider his new political vehicle.

"My people, don't worry about my current political position, I'm there temporarily" Kutuny added.

This comes few days after residents of Cherangany constituency issued a two-months ultimatum to Kutuny to tore the line or else they bury him politically.

Speaking in the same event, Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago called on Kutuny to join United Democratic Alliance UDA that is linked to Deputy President William Ruto.

Mandago said the only way to solidify Rift Valley votes ahead of the 2022 general elections is to have all leaders and electorates on board.

"If we really want to clinch the presidency, then we must have everyone in Rift Valley on board," Mandago said.

The second term Governor said the Kalenjin community is unhappy with Kutuny and his allies who they accused of demeaning DP Ruto.

"My friend Kutuny we have no problem with your position politically, what we're not happy about is your constant attack of our son DP," he said.

According to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC, the Rift Valley region has over 3.7 million registered voters.

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